Media Advisory
June 30, 2022

Mel Lastman Square will host Canada Day programming from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music, dance performances and family-fun activities, culminating in fireworks at 10 p.m.
The event will be hosted by children’s TV personality, Monica Brighton. Admission is free.

The day will feature moments of reflection and opportunities to celebrate the things we love about Canada. The City is grateful to presenting sponsor Tim Hortons and Bell for their support of Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square. This programming is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Date: Friday, July 1
Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York

Note: Interview opportunities are available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Contact Anthony Gurrisi at 416-272-9590 or to coordinate an interview in advance.

Highlights of the event include:

  • 2 p.m. – Taiko drumming by Nagata Shachu
  • 3:45 p.m. – Moneka Arabic Jazz
  • 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. – Bollywood dance workshops with Kanushree Jain
  • 7:45 p.m. – Quique Escamilla, JUNO Award-winning Mayan-Mestizo singer-songwriter
  • 8:45 p.m. – Odario, lead vocalists for the hip-hop collective, Grand Analog

This year’s event also marks the 100 year anniversary of North York. More information on Canada Day programing at Mel Lastman Square is available on the City’s website.

Information about other Canada Day celebrations taking place across the Toronto is available in this City-issued news release.

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Anthony Gurrisi
Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto